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Forum: Australia 08-15-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,831
Posted By senoj
Hi Mate. We all go through this and we all pull...

Hi Mate.
We all go through this and we all pull our hair out, or your wife pulls yours out for you. We found it was about being well prepaired (the usual bag of tricks bigger than your car and...
Forum: Hacks 06-07-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,171
Posted By senoj
1000 and counting

Mick
Your always welcome here but as I have said before the touring is bat crap boring once you leave the southern region of WA. At least you would have no handling traits to worry about, no...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,171
Posted By senoj
And So

Mick.
Your riding distances well past the reality of most people with the exception of the FarRiders, etc and almost no one is attempting the 1600 or the 2K with the added sidecar handling traits at...
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By senoj
Good to see

Mick
Its good to see the hard work is paying off. Look forward to meeting in the middle and riding back to WA with you.

Cheers
Rob
Forum: Australia 01-19-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,451
Posted By senoj
I've been FRAMED

Hi everyone.

After 2 years of setting up my new DR650SE and loving it (Ohlins one end and WP the other). I came out of the shops to find it on its side. No damage was found after I picked it up...
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,016
Posted By senoj
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Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1,812
Views: 893,934
Posted By senoj
Thanks

Thank you for the detailed response. Most of your issues I have had with high milage DR's as well so they are to me, part of long term ownership.

Kind Regards
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 1,812
Views: 893,934
Posted By senoj
does the Tenere replace the DR

Gentlemen
My DR650 was written off by a car driving over it (I was not on the bike). At 26000klm after the first year I loved the simple nature of the bike but would have liked a little smoother...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,522
Posted By senoj
Still makes me chuckle

I was sitting in the bear garden of a nice place here in "Gero" (local speak) and it was still funny 3 hours later. As for the DR knocker, mate I agree - little power and not a great deal of...
Forum: Australia 08-30-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,522
Posted By senoj
New ADR/SNELL Approved Beanies

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Forum: Australia 01-28-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,451
Posted By senoj
Mitas EO7

Thanks to those that gave feedback.

Given your experinces against mine I think I will accept the slippery in wet and just ride accordingly in those conditions. For summer the EO7 is hard to sneeze...
Forum: Australia 01-27-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,451
Posted By senoj
Thanks

Sorry mate, don't understand. I have found the 606 rear not as scary in the wet. I was just asking if it was only my silly self with the experince of a road trail tire being worse than knobbie.
...
Forum: Australia 01-27-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,451
Posted By senoj
Thanks

Thanks for the input.

I've had 4 606 fronts over the last 24000klm and find them really good on every surface. I get 5500klm out of them, at about 4800 to 5000 I get a loose feeling on the dirt...
Forum: Australia 01-27-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,451
Posted By senoj
Mitas EO7

To all
Over Xmas I did 3 rides a 2300klm (dry dirt and tar through the grasshoppers in western Vic), a 1100klm (dry dirt) and a 600klm (wet tar) on a new 140/17 Mitas EO7.

I am aware that the 130...
Forum: Australia 01-23-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,458
Posted By senoj
Start up current

Hi mate
One thing I am waitng to try is a single 8 inch flood (not pencil beam) that I have ordered. If you used this with a Phillips 80 plus I think you would have a very good spread and a light...
Forum: Australia 01-20-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,458
Posted By senoj
Your Correct, Thanks mate

Your Correct, Thanks mate
Forum: Australia 01-19-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,458
Posted By senoj
Buy your set up in parts

I should have clarified that I didn't buy the Baja set up. I surfed their site and bought the same brand items from the US (had them sent through a mail forwarding service).

In doing this I got...
Forum: Australia 01-18-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,458
Posted By senoj
Try the Baja

G'day Mate

I had the top,bottom dual light set up from South Austalia and will say that the fellow was nice to deal with, but a little slow in the delivery. He outsources the frames and supports...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 338,403
Posted By senoj
3's a crowd

Ah I see
So now we know there were 3 of you all travelling at the agreed legal 100kph. Sounds like a case of organised crime to me.:lol3

Next time I ride to Glastone can I follow you guys at the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 338,403
Posted By senoj
Eek Fast

Jessus mate
Show us a picture of your car, or plane in this case. I do long distance touring (about 20k a year outside riding to work). Your figures suggest that if you didn't stop or get fuel...
Forum: Australia 12-07-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 13,219
Posted By senoj
Mmmm

Interesting read Gentlemen.

I've had 2 blue dr650 tanks from Safari, I found it strange that everyone has made mention of the high asking price but not of the poor quality of fit. Are all the...
Forum: Australia 09-15-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By senoj
slippery

Just be carefull mate if you have'nt ridden it lately. I use it as a through road on my bike to go to Melbourne every second month. In general it is always perfect and easy but can be very (dry)...
Forum: Australia 09-08-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,746
Posted By senoj
I don't bother

Gentlemen/Ladies
I have to say that I have not purchased local for some years now. I recently gave it a second chance by pricing a replacement Arai motorcross helmet and set of Sidi Crossfire boots....
Forum: Australia 08-16-2010, 04:39 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 29,068
Posted By senoj
Wet rider gear

I have the Rally cross pants and have to say that I don't think they are capable of lasting in the real world. I've done one 2000klm (2 days) trip and one 3800klm (4 days) trip and they look really...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By senoj
North side park

Hi mate
I just did a ride up to Lowmead (80klm north of Gin Gin). I rode into town at 3am got fuel and camped in my swag in the public caravan park/rest stop on the north side of town until the...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By senoj
Hi mate I rode to Broken Hill just after Xmas...

Hi mate
I rode to Broken Hill just after Xmas this year. I went on my own and covered 1135klm to get there and 1005klm to come home to Canberra with a day in between to site see the Hill.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By senoj
ohlins ktm 300 shock

Hi
Gentlemen you can fit a KTM 300/250 1996 ohlins rear shock. This item is to long to fit in standard form by 5mm eye to eye. When rebuilt with heavier valving and spring it can also be shortened...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,724
Posted By senoj
Support Aussie

Hi PBee

I understand your desire to support local industry and I to think it is one of the greatest ideals we have as Australians.

My motivation to shop O/S is refreshed every time I need to...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2010, 05:02 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,724
Posted By senoj
Its excellent

Gentlemen
I encourage each and everyone of you to import your own gear. I have a few different brands of bikes and cannot remember the last time I drove to my local shop.

I agree frieght can be a...
Forum: Australia 05-02-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,711
Posted By senoj
Been there

I've done the same but if I'm smooth with the throttle I get 4 to 4500klm out of a rear and 5 to 5500klm out of the front with 22 psi at both end all the time with performance marginal in the last...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,863
Posted By senoj
Hi Mate I had always been a real fan of the...

Hi Mate
I had always been a real fan of the Metz Sahara 3's and just fitted up a new set for a weekend ride. I did 1500klm of mixed gravel and twisty tar roads and loved them. As you said I have...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,626
Views: 267,597
Posted By senoj
Long distances

To all
I have just ordered a new 300 (my second). I intend to do over night trips through the mountains on it. I have some really good 200 to 300klm loops that involve a little open dirt road but on...
Forum: Australia 02-03-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,843
Posted By senoj
Cost

Thats a good run out of the rear. I only get about 5K out of an OEM front but have been getting them from the USA for about $20 delivered so I can live with that (carry a new spare and change on the...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,843
Posted By senoj
Chain Gang

Hi
Just interested in knowing how many kilometers you guys are getting out of the Chain Gang rear sprockets. I used them all through the 90's but like others in this thread, it eventually became an...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 140,667
Posted By senoj
Part Numbers

Hi Mate
I'm rebuilding a mates and have ordered the later 2006 3rd gear part number as a precautionary measure.

Can you please give me your reference as I checked the USA Babbits Online parts...
Forum: Australia 12-22-2009, 03:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,398
Posted By senoj
followed suit

I have followed the columns and bought a dr650, hated the gutless bag of sh-t for the first 5000kl and have slowly fell in love with it from there on in. Its great to have a simple old style engine...
Forum: Australia 12-19-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,398
Posted By senoj
You would't feed them

Gents
Some history

1 x new KTM 200 - Mitchell: no oil in hydraulic clutch master cylinder and obviously no clutch but she was good to go after their new bike Pre-delivery.
Dealer stood in front...
Forum: Australia 12-19-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,398
Posted By senoj
You would't feed the local crowd

Gents
Some history

1 x new KTM 200 - Mitchell: no oil in hydraulic clutch master cylinder and obviously no clutch but she was good to go after their new bike Pre-delivery.
Dealer stood in front...
Forum: Australia 12-18-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,641
Posted By senoj
odd things in the carb

Hi Mate
I have had a friends do this a number of times with each occasion resulting in an object that could not have gone through both the tank and carb filters.

I found that his carb breather...
Forum: Australia 09-25-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By senoj
sorry

Sorry to wrinkle your feelings mate, only meant to supply my findings.
Cheers
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